To appreciate 38 year old England pacer James Anderson who displayed an excellent bowling performance in the first test against India, Dale Steyn uploaded a tweet replying to a comparison made by a cricket page between himself and Jimmy. Steyn said that he doesn’t deserve to be compared with Jimmy as he is getting better with the age and mentioned that he is watching the matches from his sofa. Thi humble reply from the legendary bowler won the hearts of Internet.
James Anderson, being a fast bowler with highest number of wickets, recently left cricket fans go gaga over his fine spell against India in the final day of the first test. Through his reverse swinging ability, the pacer sent Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane to the pavilion in the same over and it helped his team to clinch the victory in the first test.
Dale Steyn who is also being considered as one of the greatest pacers of all time, often draws comparisons with the England bowler. Cricktracker uploaded a post in their official twitter account comparing the numbers of the duo in Asia. “Just a statistical comparison between James Anderson and Dale Steyn in Tests in Asia.” the post’s caption read.
Replying to this post, Dale Steyn, through his official twitter account, wrote “The only comparison required is that Jimmy is still going and I’m watching from my 20/20 sofa. He’s a legend and seems to be getting better with age” by adding a wine glass as emoji.
Check out his reply below :
The only comparison required is that Jimmy is still going and I’m watching from my 20/20 sofa.— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) February 10, 2021
He’s a legend and seems to be getting better with age 🍷
This humble reply from the south African bowler who represented several franchises in IPL tournament, won the hearts of the fans. “Only better thing than great cricketers are those who are humble and appreciate fellow greats. You are certainly a modern day legend and your humility makes you even greater. respect from a true admirer of cricketers who are down to earth and modest” a follower wrote to appreciate Jimmy whereas another one said “Nice gesture by you Dale but I haven’t seen anyone bowling better than you in Asia. You were an absolute beast. Always number 1 on my list”
Check out some fo their reactions below :
Only better thing than great cricketers are those who are humble and appreciate fellow greats. You are certainly a modern day legend and your humility makes you even greater 🙏🙏🙏 respect from a true admirer of cricketers who are down to earth and modest— Thim Ponnappa (@thim_ponnappa) February 11, 2021
Legend speaking in a Legendary way.— Akash patel (@Akashpatel233) February 11, 2021
Your swinging deliveries with a that intence pace in every delivery can't be forgotten Hero. @DaleSteyn62
Love from India😍🇮🇳
Isn't this just a super super reply from Dale Steyn ❤— North Stand Gang – Wankhede (@NorthStandGang) February 11, 2021
Nice gesture by you Dale but I haven’t seen anyone bowling better than you in Asia. You were an absolute beast. Always number 1 on my list— Abhijeet Anand (@abhi299) February 10, 2021
It's your humility that is saying that, but deep down we all know that you were far better than him. bcz you played three formats injuries were obvious. Dale is GOAT.— Umang Nayak (@umi2421) February 10, 2021
Jimmy is fine /everlasting /skillful but there is only one Dale Steyn…pace/ hostility/ fury/celebration…PERIOD…— Vivek (@Viku40Vivek) February 10, 2021
Given a dull sub continent pitch where the new or the old ball doesn’t do any anything, @DaleSteyn62 you will be my man— Tathagata Roy (@tatharoy) February 10, 2021
All these comparisons are alright but you are a gem bro. Real legend You ruled your time . ❤️ Love from india🇮🇳— Daksh Gorana (@DakshGorana) February 11, 2021